Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Ride with Brad

In light of yesterday's extra-wordy post, I'll keep this one brief, and let the pictures do most of the talking. (Click on them for the big versions.)

Brad and I took a nice ride, today. I rode over toward his house and met him where the Highline Canal crosses Iliff Ave. From there, we headed north.

Our aim was to ride a loop made up of the Highline Canal Trail, the Sand Creek Greenway and the Cherry Creek Trail back down to our route to Kaladi Brothers coffee. Here, at the start of the Sand Creek Trail, Brad added a bit of air to his rear tire, which wasslowly going flat. The sealant apparently kicked in, after adding the air, and he didn't have to do it again during the ride.

The dynamic duo with Gotham in the background. A lot of the Sand Creek Trail is unpaved, and made the mixed-terrain bikes a nice thing to have.

At one point, we passed an airplane graveyard. I find derelict planes fascinating. As I told Brad, they hold the same fascination for me as shipwrecks.

This underpass is pretty spooky. I calculated that it stretches about 80 yards away from the path. The "Denver Catacombs".

We passed a park which had some really interesting concrete structures. Turns out, it is an old sewage treatment plant, which operated from the 1930s until the 1950s. Pretty cool, in that post-Armageddon way.

Brad riding on one of the structures.

Unlike Wasilla, we in Denver have embraced the "bridge to nowhere". Both ends of this span are about 30 feet above the ground.

By the time we got to Kaladi Bros, at 11:30, we had covered 44.5 miles. My total, by the time I got home was 46.88. I'm edging my way toward doing my monthly Century rides, next year.

Temps started off in the low 30s, and topped off at about 50F. It was a really nice day for a ride.



At 6:45 PM , Blogger Rat Trap Press said...

That's a great picture of you guys with the city in the background.

At 11:27 AM , Blogger Apertome said...

Looks like an interesting combination of trails off-the-beaten-path, and urban riding.

The Bombadil looks freaking awesome, and it looks cool next to your bike, which is set up for similar riding.

At 6:45 PM , Blogger Brad said...

I will chime in and just reiterate the JG recount. It was one hell of a late November ride. Beautiful green belts, desert landscape, paved trails, all running through: low rent areas of town where you can rent rooms and everything else by the hour, industrial wastelands, abandoned air yards, then to multi millon dollar lofts, upscale urban development and posh eateries. Bitchin!

At 10:59 AM , Blogger Trisha said...

Nice pictures! Nothing like a crisp fall day for riding.


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